LaJobi Bonavita 'Hudson', Babi Italia 'Pinehurst' drop-side cribs recalled due to entrapment hazards
- June 10, 2009 3:03 PM
- By Tara Kimura
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, along with LaJobi Inc., is voluntarily recalling Bonavita "Hudson" and Babi Italia "Pinehurst" drop-side cribs because spring pins on the cribs can pop out, causing the drop sides to detach, posing a risk of entrapment and suffocation.
About 2,900 of the cribs, manufactured in China, were sold from December 2006 through December 2007.
Bonavita Hudson drop side cribs were sold at Baby Basics, Beautiful Beginnings, and Buy Buy Baby stores and children's product stores across the U.S. for about $300 US, while Babi Italia Pinehurst drop side cribs were sold exclusively by Babies "R" Us.
The lower spring pins on the footboard and headboard can pop out of the tracks located on the drop side, causing the drop side to detach from the crib. When the drop side detaches, it creates a hazardous gap between the drop side and the crib mattress in which infants and toddlers can become trapped and suffocate.
The commission and LaJobi, of Cranbury, N.J., have received a total of 33 reports of drop side detachment due to spring pin failure. Two children reportedly became entrapped and one child fell from the cribs. Both entrapped children were freed by caregivers, while one child was bruised.
The cribs are wooden with a metal mattress support and were sold in a variety of finishes including cherry, espresso, natural, and white. Hudson and Pinehurst drop side cribs with production dates from December 2006 through August 2007 are included in the recall.
The recalled cribs have the production date, product order number, item number, and color printed on a label attached to the footboard or headboard.
Consumers are urged to stop using the recalled cribs immediately and find an alternative, safe sleeping environment for their baby. Consumers are also being told to contact LaJobi, which will have its technicians come to the home to install a free retrofit hardware kit.
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